Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

25 February 1999 Edition

March deadline must be met

25 February 1999

Sunday's rally in Belfast is a demonstration of nationalist discontent. Free article

UDR men acted as covert British death squad

25 February 1999

Ulster Defence Regiment members were recruited by British Army special forces to assist in covert assassinations and bombings in the 1970's it has been revealed. In interviews with the British Sunday Times John Weir, a former RUC Sergeant, detailed how he and other RUC members colluded with loyalist death squads. Weir also claimed that a number of UDR members had been recruited by British special forces for covert operations. Free article

Adams welcomed in Australia

25 February 1999

According to the Brisbane Courier Mail when Gerry Adams entered the civic reception organised in his honour by Mayor Jim Soorley his, ``welcome was more befitting a rock star than a politician at City Hall, with the crowd whistling, stamping, clapping and chanting `Gerry' as he took the stage''. Free article

Mothers dismay at Scots guards transfer

25 February 1999

Two British soldiers convicted of murdering North Belfast father of two Peter McBride in 1992 have been transferred to the Irish Guards and sent to Germany on standby for service in Kosovo as part of a NATO `peace-keeping' force. Free article


Pipebomb attack in North Belfast

25 February 1999

The lives of five children between the ages of 13 months and 9 years were endangered by a loyalist pipebomb, discovered in the back garden of a nationalist home in Rosapena Street in North Belfast on Wednesday morning. Free article

RUC-NYPD bout- ``a low blow''

25 February 1999

It may not eclipse the picture of Mike Tyson chomping on the ear of Evander Holyfield as the most disgusting bout in boxing history, but a March 19th charity smoker at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan is sure to have Irish-American pugilists reaching for the gauze and calling on the cut-man. Free article

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